January 16, 2012

Story Telling 2

When watching the two clips of the different reader’s it was apparent to me that the second reading was better. I felt that their was more expression in their voice with good facial and hand gestures in order to help with the understanding of the book. The book was almost being acted out. I also felt the pace of the reading was quick but not too fast so that you couldn’t understand what was going on, this helped for a free flowing pace.

My own philosophy on reading is that it should not be a chore but should be enjoyable and should enable the imagination to run wild. With story telling you have the responsibility to entertain an audience in the same way a comedian for example does. The tone of voice and emphasis on characters different characteristics is crucial to help with understanding and enjoyment. Reading itself is a vital part of life and needs a strong focus from the early years. It can be a great way of gathering information and acquiring knowledge. The written word for centuries has been the way information or knowledge is passed on through generations and needs to be recognised as a very important part of life. It is for these reasons that to be included in everyday life children need to realise the importance of reading and understand that it is an empowering ability.


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